Words By The Incredibility Talented Tricia Victoria
Motherhood is easily my favourite thing in the entire world to document. But I know this comes with a lot of opposition from those struggling with their body image.
This one is a hot topic. But hear me out. One of the most common things I hear from other Mums is how they don’t feel they “look good enough yet” for photos. And listen, I understand the need to feel good in your own skin. I truly do get how much this plays on our confidence. But let me ask you a question. Do you think your child will care about how much you weighed? Or what size you wore? Do you seriously believe that the most important thing your child will notice in a photo of you together is your double chin? When you look at images of you and your Mother when you were young, what is the first thing you notice about them? Reflect on this for a moment. What is it you see? What are you searching for in those memories turned images? Your children are far more likely to draw upon the things they love about you...the things that made you feel like home. If you’re waiting until you hit a certain physical ideal to reward yourself with a photo session with your kids, I would ask you to reconsider who the reward is really for. (Hint: it’s not just for you.) Get in the shot. Put your vanity aside and remember how important the images you create with them are in the long run. And don’t forget that you are your own worst critic. Whether you book with me, another photographer or commit to taking more cell phone photos with your kids...please, just do it.
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Due to Covid-19 safe practices we will be maintaining a stick cleanliness policy, a full clean will be preformed after every session, but we ask that we limit children playing with props during their session.